Greenlight Planet Supports Earthquake Relief Efforts in Nepal Through a Crowdfunding Partnership with World Vision

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Chicago, IL—Greenlight Planet Inc., global provider of durable, sustainable solar-powered Sun King™ lanterns, will support earthquake relief efforts in Nepal through their Help Power Nepal, a crowd-sourced donation drive in partnership with World Vision.

Starting May 11, Greenlight Planet customers and friends can make a secure pledge via Indiegogo; for every $19 raised, a Sun King Pro lantern will be donated and distributed to Nepali earthquake survivors by World Vision. Click here to donate to the campaign. Corporate donors can make fund transfers directly to World Vision India.

“Our hearts and thoughts are with all of those affected by this horrific tragedy,” said Anish Thakkar, CEO, Greenlight Planet. “While the devastating effects of this earthquake will be felt for months and years to come, we feel an obligation to the people of Nepal to respond efficiently and with utmost transparency.”

Greenlight Planet has set a fundraising goal of $30,000 for the Indiegogo campaign that will be live from May 11 until June 1, 2015. 100 percent of the funds raised will go towards providing and distributing Sun King lanterns to those in need.

After the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal, hundreds of thousands of Nepalis desperately need access to power and light, essential for night-time security and staying in touch with their loved ones.

For $19, you’ll provide one family with a Sun King™ solar lantern and mobile phone charger, enabling them to move about safely after dark and stay connected with their loved ones.

To pledge your support, visit bit.ly/HelpPowerNepal

About Greenlight Planet

Greenlight Planet is the global provider of durable, performance-driven and sustainable solar-powered Sun King™ lanterns. Crafted to meet the needs of passionate outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers living on and off the grid, Sun King™ lanterns blend industry-leading innovation with strategic technical design to deliver positive, portable illumination to the world’s most demanding consumers. Profits from the sale of Sun King™ lanterns in the U.S. subsidize Greenlight Planet’s mission to provide clean, economical lighting solutions to the world’s underserved. For more information about Greenlight Planet or to shop online, visit www.greenlightplanet.com. For additional media information, please contact Kara Herlihy at Pale Morning Media, kara@palemorning.com, 802.583.6070.

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